Productivity

What does it mean to use technology productively? How do you use devices and computers with Windows, Android, or iOS? Which gadgets make your work easier? How to personalize the operating system and the gadgets that you are using?

How to pin contacts to the taskbar or to the Start Menu of Windows 10

In Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Microsoft introduces many new features. One of the most interesting ones, from a productivity standpoint, is the fact that you can pin contacts to the taskbar and the Start Menu. That makes it easier and faster for you to keep in touch with...

Top 25 most useful commands and questions for Cortana

Cortana, Microsoft's virtual assistant, is getting better by the day. She learns new things and can answer all sorts of questions and commands from you. That is why we thought it would be a good idea if we summed up the most useful commands and questions you can ask Cortana to do...

How to schedule and manage appointments with Cortana

Cortana is one of the killer features of Windows 10, and she is also one of the reasons why some people are using Windows 10. One of Cortana's best features is the fact that she can schedule and manage appointments for you. All you have to do is write or ask her to do that, and...

How to associate apps with websites in Windows 10

Some links on the internet can be opened by your web browser or, if you use Windows 10, also by certain apps. For example, when you click to play an audio file on a website, you would expect it to be played in your browser, right? However, in Windows 10 you can use the feature...

How to ask Cortana to lock, sign out, shut down or restart your Windows 10 PC

Cortana, you favorite virtual assistant from Windows 10, learns new things every day. She knows how to schedule appointments for you; she knows how to tell whether you need to take your jacket tomorrow morning, she even knows jokes to change your mood. What she did not know,...

How to embed MP3 and other audio files into PowerPoint presentations

Many people need to create PowerPoint presentations for work, school or other reasons. Modern presentations are no longer a simple series of slides filled with text and pictures. In the media-rich world in which we live, PowerPoint presentations are often filled with video and audio...

Bing has published its global market share. Would you guess what it is?

If you tell people that you use Bing as your main search engine, many will laugh at you and say "Nobody uses Bing. Why do you do it?" While the public image of this search engine is not very positive, the truth is that this search engine has grown in use, in the USA and a few...

How to personalize AutoPlay settings in Windows for all media and devices

If you are using Windows, each time you plug in a media device like a memory card, USB memory stick or external hard disk, you see an AutoPlay window, asking you to choose what you want to do. If you want to know what AutoPlay is, why it is useful, how to personalize it or how to...

How to unlink your Skype ID from your Microsoft account

A few years ago, we published a guide about unlinking your Skype ID from your Microsoft account. It was very popular with our readers, and it provided them with real help. However, as of early 2017, it stopped working because Microsoft has silently changed things, without an official...

Before installing Windows 10 S, consider these important issues

Windows 10 S is now available for download and installation for anyone interested, and on any device. However, there are many limitations and issues to consider and, in this article, we go into detail about them. Here's what you have to take into consideration if you want to use...

How to use the Magnifier to zoom in, on a PC with Windows

Windows provides a handy tool called Magnifier which allows you to enlarge different parts of the screen. With it, you can see the whole screen or just the parts of it that you want, by using the different magnification levels and types of views available. In this article, we...

Create a USB memory stick with system recovery tools in Windows 7

By default, Windows 7 gives you the option to create a system repair disc on a CD or a DVD, and all it takes is a few clicks. However, Windows 7 does not give you an option to create a bootable flash memory stick with system recovery tools on it. There is no built-in tool for...